September 8, 2021 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Join our moderator Kirsten Skeehan ’82 in this panel discussion about power and our choices going forward with Jessica Matlock USCGA ’97 and Lindsay Robinson ’06.
Jessica is CEO of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), a utility in Colorado, and its first female CEO in the company’s 80-year history. Under her leadership, Matlock is helping LPEA transition to a clean energy company and a “utility of the future.”
Prior to this role, Matlock served as a member of the executive leadership team at the nation’s 11th largest public utility from 2006 to 2019. Her last role was serving as the Assistant General Manager of Customer, Energy Services, and External Relations where she was responsible for directing the customer engagement, legislative and policy strategy for the company, and developing and implementing the utility’s solar, electric vehicle, and demand response programs. Prior to this, Jessica worked as an energy expert for the U.S. Senate and also held a number of positions with the Bonneville Power Administration (one of the U.S.’s power marketing administrations).
Jessica recently created and is the co-Chair of NRECA’s first Women in Power group. She has served in various board and leadership positions for the Large Public Power Council, National Hydropower Association, American Public Power Association, the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington State Clean Technology Alliance, and GridForward. Jessica has also testified and advised the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch on renewable energy and cyber security challenges related to the electric grid.
Lindsay Robinson started her career in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer stationed in San Diego on the USS-Benfold (DDG-65), Charleston for power school and prototype, Yokosuka Japan on the USS George Washington (CVN-73), and Honolulu at Cruise Missile Support Activity Pacific. During her 7 years of active duty, she had the opportunity to lead electricians, nuclear mechanics, diesel operators, information technology technicians and electronics technicians.
Following her military career, Lindsay transitioned to the federal government as a Project Manager and Reactor Systems Engineer at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). While at the NRC, she was also the Vice Chair of the Veterans Network. Following her time with the federal government, Lindsay transitioned to the private sector where she joined Deutsche Bank as a Vice President engaged in a variety of remediation programs throughout Global Markets, Anti-Financial Crime, Risk, Operations and Procurement Divisions. She was also the Co-Chair of the Deutsche Bank Veterans Network. Longing to return to a more tangible career, she shifted to commercial real estate and joined Related Companies as a Project Manager on the Hudson Yards Project as well as the Equinox Hotels Development. COVID’s economic impact on the hospitality and NYC real estate industries eventually led her to return to her true passion: nuclear power. At Oklo, Inc., Lindsay is a manager focused on deployment, design, and reactor operations.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of